7 Stocks With Strong Yields

Companies with strong returns and growing assets

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Jan 18, 2017
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The GuruFocus All-In-One Screener highlighted stocks that have a five-year growing dividend yield with strong profitability and a long-term track record of solid returns and growing asset value.

J&J Snack Foods Corp. (

JJSF, Financial) has a dividend yield that has grown by 32.10% during the last five years. The yield is now 1.22% with a payout ratio of 39%. The company has a 10-year asset growth rate of 9%, supported by an average return on assets (ROA)  of 9.84%.

The company manufactures nutritional snack foods and distributes frozen beverages which are marketed nationally to the food service and retail supermarket industries.

The profitability rating of 8 of 10 is confirmed by a current return on equity (ROE) of 12.32%. The ROE and ROA are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 64% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 9 of 10 and shows a cash-debt ratio of 96.37 that is outperforming 83% of its competitors and an equity to asset ratio of 0.81 that is above the industry median of 0.52.

The largest investors among the gurus are

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.71% of outstanding shares followed by Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.29%, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.26% and Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.09%.

Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (

CHD, Financial) has a dividend yield that has grown by 31.80% during the last five years. The yield is now 1.62% with a payout ratio of 40%. The company has a 10-year asset growth rate of 8%, supported by an average ROA of 9.19%.

The company develops, manufactures and markets household, personal care and specialty products. The company has eight power brands, Arm & Hammer, Trojan, Oxiclean, Spinbrush, First Response, Nair, Orajel and Xtra.

The profitability rating of 9 of 10 is confirmed by a current ROE of 22.60%. The ROE and ROA are outperforming the industry and are ranked higher than 84% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 7 of 10 and shows a cash-debt ratio of 0.25 that is underperforming 62% of its competitors and an equity to asset ratio of 0.50 that is below the industry median of 0.52.

Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) holds 1.25% of outstanding shares of the company and is the largest investor among the gurus. He is followed by Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.29%, Simons with 0.16%, Gabelli with 0.15%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07% and John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

CVS Health Corp. (

CVS, Financial) has a dividend yield that has grown by 31.60% during the last five years. The yield is now 2.07% with a payout ratio of 35%. The company has a 10-year asset growth rate of 15%, supported by an average ROA of 6.16%.

The company is an integrated pharmacy health care provider. The company has three segments: Pharmacy Services, Retail Pharmacy and Corporate.

The profitability rating of 8 of 10 is confirmed by a current ROE of 14.07%. The ROE and ROA are outperforming the industry median and rank higher than 62% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of10 and shows a cash-debt ratio of 0.09 that is underperforming 92% of its competitors and an equity to asset ratio of 0.38 that is above the industry median of 0.32.

The largest investors in the company among the gurus are Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 0.85% of outstanding shares followed by Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52%,

PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.33%, Grantham with 0.11%, Gabelli with 0.1% and NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09%.

Tyson Foods Inc. Class A (

TSN, Financial) has a dividend yield that has grown by 31.40% during the last five years. The yield is now 1.09% with a payout ratio of 13%. The company has a 10-year asset growth rate of 9%, supported by an average ROA of 5.14%.

The company and its subsidiaries produce, distribute and market chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related products, including animal and pet food ingredients.

The profitability rating of 7 of 10 is confirmed by a current ROE of 16.88%. The ROE and ROA are outperforming the industry median and are ranked higher than 75% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10 and shows a cash-debt ratio of 0.06 that is underperforming 85% of its competitors and an equity to asset ratio of 0.43 that is below the industry median of 0.52.

First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.58% of outstanding shares is the largest investor in the company among the gurus. It is followed by Simons with 0.16%, PRIMECAP Management with 0.13%, Greenblatt with 0.11%, Pioneer Investments with 0.11%, John Buckingham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%, Scott Black (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01% and Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.01%.

Cummins Inc. (

CMI, Financial) has a dividend yield that has grown by 30.90% during the last five years. The yield is now 2.86% with a payout ratio of 57%. The company has a 10-year asset growth rate of 9%, supported by an average ROA of 10.40%.

The company designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines, electric power generation systems and engine-related component products.

The profitability rating of 7 of 10 is confirmed by a current ROE of 16.41%. The ROE and ROA are outperforming the industry median and are ranked higher than 80% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 7 of 10 and shows a cash-debt ratio of 0.77 that is underperforming 52% of its competitors and an equity to asset ratio of 0.46 that is above industry median of 0.53.

The largest investors in the company among the gurus are Hotchkis & Wiley with 2.82% of outstanding shares followed by

Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.62%, First Eagle Investment with 1.14%, T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.64%, T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.58%, Greenblatt with 0.16% and Buckingham with 0.03%.

Visa Inc. Class A (

V, Financial) has a dividend yield that has grown by 29.80% during the last five years. The yield is now 0.72% with a payout ratio of 23%. The company has a 10-year asset growth rate of 26%, supported by an average ROA of 9.87%.

It is a payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, banks and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. The company operates a processing network - VisaNet.

The profitability rating of 8 of 10 is confirmed by a current ROE of 19.43%. The ROE and ROA are outperforming the industry median and are ranked higher than 84% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10 and shows a cash-debt ratio of 0.56 that is outperforming 50% of its competitors and an equity to asset ratio of 0.51 that is above the industry median of 0.46.

Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.71% of outstanding shares of the company is the largest investor among the gurus. He is followed by Fisher with 0.73%, Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.53%, Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52%, PRIMECAP Management with 0.3%, Nygren with 0.22%, Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.22% and Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.18%.

Ingredion Inc. (

INGR, Financial) has a dividend yield that has grown by 29.30% during the last five years. The yield is now 1.50% with a payout ratio of 28%. The company has a 10-year asset growth rate of 8%, supported by an average ROA of 7.06%.

The company manufactures and sells starches and sweeteners derived from the wet milling and processing of corn and other starch-based materials to a range of industries. Its products include starches and sweeteners, animal feed products and edible corn oil.

The profitability rating of 8 of 10 is confirmed by a current ROE of 21.28%. The ROE and ROA are outperforming the industry median and rank higher than 80% of competitors. Financial strength has a rating of 6 of 10 and shows a cash-debt ratio of 0.40 that is underperforming 49% of its competitors and an equity to asset ratio of 0.46 that is above industry median of 0.52.

The largest investors in the company among the gurus are Fisher with 1.03% of outstanding shares followed by Grantham with 0.9%, Pioneer Investments with 0.24%, Gabelli with 0.13% and Simons with 0.08%.

Disclosure: I do not own any shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

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